In an act of sympathy with the difficult conditions that Lebanon is going through, the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerke has placed 1,000 square meters of agricultural land in the hands of the Lebanese people.
The farmlands, located in Lassa, Jbeil, are readily cultivated with potatoes and now open for anyone who wants to work in them alongside their families and benefit from the lands’ produce.
Interested citizens must apply for the offer at the Archdiocese of Adma w Dafnah in Keserwan between May 5th and May 10th, 2020, between 10 AM and 12 PM of each day, based on previously arranged appointments.
Moreover, applicants must bring with them the following documents:
Proof of residence.
A statement from the Parish Priest.
A copy of the Family Civil Registration.
The first 50 applications will be given preference over the rest.
The Maronite Patriarchate’s endeavor comes in collaboration with the Agricultural Cooperation Project in the Lassa Region, Gergy Daccache & Sons Co., and Our Land Association.
The offered farmlands will remain under the supervision of all the aforementioned organizations, but their yield will be entirely kept by the families that will cultivate them.
In the statement it released on Tuesday, May 5th to announce the donation, the Patriarchate explained that the effort stems from its sympathy with the struggling people and its “attachment to the land, its history, and its future.”